Category Archive for "Parent Resources"

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Sex-ed of the future

Do you know what our kids are in for?   If you haven’t read Peggy Orenstein’s new book, Girls & Sex, or heard her speak, check out her TED talk.   The moment in her talk that hits me hard…

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How to have “the talk”

Some parents don’t prepare in any way for having “the talk” with their kids.  They get surprised by a question, feel obligated to answer in that moment, and don’t have any resources to help their child understand what they’re saying. …

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Parenting to Prevent Sexual Assault

I watched an amazing TED talk last night, Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger’s story of rape and reconciliation.   It’s breathtakingly bold for this rape survivor and her rapist share the stage, telling the story of their brief relationship as…

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“locker room talk” and sexual assault

Have your kids been following the election?  What have you said to them about Trump’s “locker room” talk?   Our culture has really confused people about what sexual assault is, even though it’s really a very simple concept.  How did…

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How I Learned To Have Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are not taught well in our culture.  Most of us don’t talk about them with kids at all!  Think back – did your parents talk to you about feeling your boundaries?  About what to do if your boundaries were…

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Create Your iPlan – free webinar

Here’s my next free offer for you: a webinar on Creating Your Family’s iPlan. I want to help you prepare your child for the online world by teaching them healthy boundaries, by helping them protect their real-life relationships, and by managing their…

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Preparing Your Child for the Online World

I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me in a while.  I’ve been busy!  The interview series was intense, and then I dove right into making this next freebie for you. I sent a survey to everyone who signed up for the interview…

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Parents, talk about the Stanford rape case with your kids

If the woman Brock Allen Turner raped had woken up alone, behind the dumpster, with her clothes beside her, chances are she would have gone home and never reported anything.   Chances are, he would have gotten away with it. …

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Why I love cheerleaders

I coached the cheerleading squad at Dwight-Englewood School when I worked there as a science teacher.  The idea that I could be a science nerd and a cheerleader delighted me, and I was determined to demonstrate to my girls that geek…

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You’ve got to name it to tame it!

Welcome to 2016!  I’d love to hear your New Year’s resolutions, especially as they relate to your kids.  Allow me suggest one more: Teach your kids the words they need to talk about emotions and sex. Last week, I attended…